Kuwait takes part in Global Patient Safety Summit

April 14, 2018

The 3rd Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety began on Friday in Tokyo, bringing together high level delegates from about 20 countries, including Kuwait. The Kuwaiti delegation to the two-day conference is led by Minister of Health Sheikh Basil Humoud Hamad Al-Sabah.
At the Expert Meeting on the first day, senior researchers and policy-makers will attend five panels on such issues as patient safety culture and patient safety in an aging society, according to Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, which hosts the conference. The outcomes of Friday's panels will be relayed to the Ministerial Meeting on Saturday. Representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO), World Bank and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are also attending the gathering.
Prior to his departure from Kuwait on Monday, Sheikh Basil said that taking part in the conference would offer a chance to review what Kuwait has achieved on the health sector, and to exchange researches and expertise with world specialists and experts, and the WHO. The First and Second Global Ministerial Summits on Patient Safety were held in London in 2016, and Bonn last year.